Amid ‘detention’ drama, BJD rebel wins chairperson post of Chhatrapur samiti

Opponent Sugyani Sethy backed by MLA Subash Chandra Behera lost out by six votes.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Wild elephant kills Chittoor farmer

In another incident, a herd of wild elephants created a flutter by entering into habitations in Pitchatoor mandal of Satyavedu Assembly constituency.

published on : 1st April 2022

Barium nitrate salt: Firecracker units close down plants

TAFMA President V Kathalingam said, “Officials, on the pretext of inspections, seized all our finished goods and are treating us like criminals.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Yet another explosion in illegal firecracker unit in Bihar, one dead and six injured

Locals said that the explosion was so powerful that its impact was felt over a radius of one km

published on : 9th March 2022

NGT bins plea by firecracker unit association

The order follows an inspection by a team at Sree Mariyammal Fireworks Factory at Achankulam where an explosion left 19 dead.

published on : 8th March 2022

Una explosion main accused arrested in Mumbai, death toll rises to 11

In the explosion that had happened on February 22, six migrant workers had been killed and 14 others had sustained burn injuries.

published on : 2nd March 2022

Firecracker unit explosion kills four

Four persons died in an explosion at a firecracker unit at Thuraiyur village near Kovilpatti on Thursday. 

published on : 25th February 2022

Supreme Court junks plea seeking to quash FIRs for using firecrackers during Diwali

The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Sanjeev Newar and others seeking to quash the FIRs registered against them for using green firecrackers on Diwali.

published on : 18th February 2022

Cracker units show fewer workers to evade laws, deny benefits: Activist

So, we started working in firecracker units where we at least get regular salary based on our work.” “An explosion once injured my head.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Sivakasi's firecracker industry cries for hospitals with advanced burns unit

Sivakasi started making a name for itself as the firecracker hub of India after 1960. But sadly, accidents and deaths too have been continuing for the last 62 years. 

published on : 1st February 2022

The dark side of Virudhunagar’s pride 

Every day, hundreds of vehicles are operated across Sivakasi, Sattur, Virudhunagar and Vembakottai towns early in the morning to pick up workers.

published on : 31st January 2022

Four workers die in explosion at firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu, seven injured

At around 8.30 am, the public in the locality heard a blast and saw the explosion in the fireworks manufacturing unit. They immediately alerted the police and the fire and rescue department.

published on : 1st January 2022

3 killed in explosion in illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in West Bengal

One fire tender was rushed to the spot where a portion of the roof of the house, housing the illegal firecracker manufacturing unit, went off, police said.

published on : 1st December 2021

AQI likely to improve today in national capital

As per the SAFAR, strong north westerly winds enhanced the transport of emissions from stubble burning. Share of crop residue burning emissions in PM2.5 was 41 per cent.

published on : 7th November 2021

Pollution menace: Crores spent but Indian cities are still gas chambers

Government cleared Rs 515 crore under clean air programme, Rs 4,400 crore was released on finance panel recommendation to tackle air pollution.

published on : 7th November 2021
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